Clinical Counselling in Medical Settings offers an honest examination of the possibilities and limitations of counselling in a range of medical settings and patient groups. It shows how each setting has unique features that influence the therapeutic process. With numerous clinical examples covering settings such as a rehabilitation centre, a pain relief clinic and a hospice, this book will prove essential reading not only for counsellors and psychotherapists but also to all mental health professionals.
Introduction. A Review. Genetic Counselling. Counselling Service for Pregnant Women. Nurse Led Counselling in a Renal Unit. The Development of a Counselling Service in a Rehabilitation Centre. Professional Development Through Supervision and Staff Groups. Staff Counselling in a Hospital Setting. Counselling in a Pain Relief Clinic. Counselling in the Hospice Movement.
This new series of key texts examines the unique nature of counselling in a wide range of clinical settings. Each book shows how the context in which counselling takes place has profound effects on the nature and outcome of the counselling practice, and encourages debate and dialogue.